My wish is that I could paint my nails bright and beautiful colours during the week for work. Beautiful colours ranging from pinks to blues to greens to greys. Unfortunately, due to the nature of my work, it cannot be done but since I have a lovely 'my nail colour but better' nude, I decided to break the rules and go for it. Not only did my nails look really polished, tidy and professional but the colour really suited my skin tone and so made me feel professional in my work environment. I seriously felt like I was supposed to be wearing a suit and heading to the office each day. Sounds silly eh!
The colour is in fact My Fair Lady from the Ciate range. I got this polish free with a Marie Clare magazine a while back and have to say I was really pleased I walked into Tesco that day. My Fair Lady is a beautiful milky nude with a slight, and I mean slight, pink tone. It looks super stunning with my skin tone and I can see myself picking this one up plenty of times during the year, and of course for work.
Since My Fair Lady is a milky nude it will require that you use two layers, with a good base and top coat, to give a good solid colour payoff. The colour is opaque after the second one the gives the nails such a healthy subtle glow.
As you can see from the picture above and from the Ciate website, the handles of all Ciate nail polishes are longer than some regular brands and the brush has long, thick bristles that cover the nail with ease. I find that I only need to swipe the nail twice with the brush for an even and smooth finish.
The nail polish went for three days without chipping which is brilliant especially with all the work I do both at home and at the Sergeants Mess - yes I work with sgts on my husbands camp and yes I thoroughly enjoy it =)
I have worn this polish before and it lasted for a week before I noticed general wear and tear so I know it's definitely a good long lasting polish.
What more do I need in a polish. I have a beautiful shade that makes me feel good, the application is fantastic and it has fantastic longevity. Oh but wait I have two more. All Ciate nail polishes contain no parabens and never test on animals. Seriously, what more could you want from a nail polish brand that is a) affordable and b) good to our skin and Mother Nature. To be honest I can't ask for more and am 100 percent with everything this polish and brand deliver.
So thank you Ciate for delivering a fabulous range of nail polishes in a fantastic array of colours. Not only have you provided us with fantastic colours and polishes but you have taken into the consideration the possible dangers of parabens and have created something that is both kind to our skin and to our dear two and four legged friends.
Have you tried anything from the Ciate range? What are your thoughts on my colour choice? Let me know in the comments below!
To note; this polish is not a PR sample and I am in no way affiliated with Ciate. All that has been written is my honest opinion.